As you have probably heard by now the government will be voting on plans to raise cap on fees to £9,000 this coming Thursday. This leaves us less than a week to bring down the government. At a 200 strong assembly against the cuts yesterday people voted to call for two days of protests. On Wednesday we will be assembling at University place 11.30pm and then marching at 12 to Piccadilly Gardens. This site was chose so we could call on people working in Manchester to come out at 1pm and join is for a rally. Students are just the group currently under attack by the government. Their planned cuts will affect everyone so we urge workers and other to join us 1pm in Piccadilly gardens and for students to join the march from 12 at university place.
On Thursday parliament will be voting so we plan to send as many people as possible down to London to join the protests against the cuts. Tickets are now on sale from UMSU for £10 for the first 100 man uni students and £24 after that. We are putting out a call for donations to cover the cost of sending more people down especially for college students who may be unable to afford the full. Bolton Unison have already pledged £200 for the campaign. If you or your organisation can buy some seats for college students be very useful each seat costs £24. We are also sending mini buses down the night before for people who want to meet their MP just before the vote contact the UMSU campaigns officer for more info on this.
Whatever happens this vote is not the end of the campaign we will be having a meeting Friday at 5pm in the occupied space to discuss where next and have put a call out to all the other occupations and anti cuts groups for a coordinating meeting in January.
Join the protests this week Wednesday in Manchester, Thursday in London.